AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Stories of children as young as three or four identifying as the opposite sex have circulated for years, but we see an increased number of such children. As transgender activists and their allies, such as President Obama and his administration, seek to normalize transgenderism, we will see an increased number of impressionable children say they were “born in the wrong body.” But according to the DSM-V, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. Doctors prescribing puberty blocking meds to prevent the natural maturation of children are irreversible. Yes, these children are being used in a great social experiment.
Lower Merion and Springfield Township School Districts in Montgomery County are working towards adding new policies to deal with students who identify as transgender. Springfield Township School District has approved a first reading of Draft Policy 253 and you can read it here. Lower Merion’s committee of non-board members, the Gender Expansive and Transgender Policy Committee, will present their proposed policy to the full school board within the next few weeks. Lower Merion’s is a GET policy — Gender Expansive and Transgender!
At least two Montgomery County, Pennsylvania school districts are seeking to encourage students to be someone they are not. Everyone born, except in extremely rare cases, is either male or female and that can never change, yet these districts want to affirm those who are confused about their sexuality, rather than encourage them to be who God made them. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide child advocacy organization, has contacted Springfield Township School District and Lower Merion School District, expressing our concerns for their proposed policy changes.